El Nino & La Nina

By: Kayla Hawley, Kaylee Batchelor, Samantha Coley

1.)  El Nino and La Nina are examples of short term climate change. El Nino is the abnormal warning of surface ocean waters in the Eastern Pacific and it effects areas all over the world through the warming of the Pacific Ocean.El Nino impacts include drought conditions, warmer and cooler than normal temperatures for different areas, precipitation patterns change, and many other impacts which could all pose a threat for agriculture, animal and human health, and plant life.

2.) La Nina is essentially the opposite of El Nino so it is a reduction in ocean temperatures which can cause droughts.

3.) In the tropical Pacific Ocean , El Nino is detected by many methods, including satellites, moored buoys, drifting buoys, sea level analysis, and expendable buoys.

4.)Both El Niño and La Niña impact global and U.S. climate patterns. In many locations, especially in the tropics, La Niña produces the opposite climate variations from El Niño.

5.) Advance in improved climate predictions will also result in signification enhanced economic opportunities, particular for the national agricultural, fishing, forestry, and energy sectors, as well as social; benefits.

6.) Both El Nino and La Nina impact global and U.S. climate patterns. In many locations, especially in the tropics, La Nina produces the opposite climate variations from El Nino.

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